Tuesday 27 September 2016

'Party at Mourinho's' - the best Twitter reactions to an astonishing night as West Ham defeated Man United 3-2

Published 10/05/2016 | 22:52

Manchester United's Michael Carrick (centre) looks dejected after the final whistle alongside teammates Jesse Lingard (left) and Chris Smalling during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park
Manchester United's Michael Carrick (centre) looks dejected after the final whistle alongside teammates Jesse Lingard (left) and Chris Smalling during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park

Manchester United were two wins away from Champions League football at 8.30pm but there hopes of taking their place in Europe's premier club competition look very, very slim.

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Leading 2-1 less than 15 minutes to play following two Anthony Martial goals – the second was a stunner – United then capitulated, conceding two soft headers to Michael Antonio and Winston Reid to miss the chance to dislodge Manchester City in fourth and go into the final day of the season in pole position for the final Champions League berth.

United must now hope that City lose at Swansea this Sunday, and that they defeat Bournemouth at Old Trafford, for a last-gasp ascent into the top four.

With emotions running high with Upton Park closing its doors after 112 years, United’s players also had to overcome the trauma of their team bus being attacked on the approach to the stadium ahead of the game.

Five windows were smashes, with glass showering the players, prompting the idiotic response by West ham co-chairman David Sullivan, suggesting that United ‘should have got here at 4pm, and that ‘if you check the coach, there won’t be any damage to it.’

Sullivan may have turned a blind eye to the thuggery of a section of his club’s supporters, but video footage offered clear evidence of the attack. If this is the Upton Park experience, then it should be goodbye and good riddance.

Here is the best reaction to tonight's drama in the East End:
















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